GNG presents The Illustrious Blacks (Fri 23/12)

GNG is Gaysha Not Geisha, the FIRST in a series of events…

GNG presents The Illustrious Blacks!

A balance of ethereal vocals, celestial sonics and earthy musical messages, from Manchildblack, and gravity-defying performances, gender-bending fashions and spacey disposition from Monstah Black equates to a technicoloured union: The Illustrious Blacks.

Join us at Geisha Bar as we turn night into day with a feast of aural and visual delights with the acclaimed duo bringing a magical and stupendous night of infectious music and mayhem.

Support DJs:
🏳️‍🌈 w00ds
🏳️‍🌈 Cooper Cooper x Jamal
🏳️‍🌈 Andrea Bakulic

Tickets via Megatix
Early Bird Tickets $20
Final Release Tickets $25
Limited Door Sales available

The Illustrious Blacks
With inspiration from artists like Prince, David Bowie, Grace Jones, Boy George and George Clinton, The Illustrious Blacks have arrived with a mission to fuse futuristic funk, hypnotic house and cosmic pop into pulsating positivity for the planet. The real life married couple are not only co-pilots on their artistic voyage, but are united in their fantastical journey through life.

In 2017, The Illustrious Blacks released their highly anticipated debut EP, NeoAfroFuturisticPsychedelicSurrealisticHippy, on Concierge Records. The EP features the high energy single “Blast Off,” the seductive “Red Light,” the thought provoking “Delusions of Grandeur” and the anthemic “Black Like Jesus.” In the same year, the dynamic duo also found time to work with producer Nickodemus on a remake of the 90s dance floor classic “Funk That!,” which spawned a popular music video.

More recently, The Illustrious Blacks Billboard, Paper, Black Like Jesus Video, Revolutionary Love the single

The acclaimed duo found even more praise for their epic live shows and DJ sets, which fuse music, dance, theater & fashion as the ingredients to expand minds, shake bootys and save the world one beat at a time. Their infectious DJ set on Okayplayer’s Facebook live went viral and has put them on the global radar of emerging artists.
In 2017 and 2018, The Illustrious Blacks were featured at packed venues such as Central Park Summerstage (NYC), Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater (NYC), Output (NYC), Good Room (NYC), C’mon Everybody (NYC), Sutherland (NYC), Afterglow Festival (Mass) and even found themselves traveling to Bali, Indonesia for the Ku De Ta Forbidden Fruit Party.
The Illustrious Blacks have been receiving praise from major media outlets. Their celebratory music video “Black Like Jesus” was premiered in Billboard Magazine and their latest single “Revolutionary Love” debuted in Paper Magazine. The couple was also followed around their Brooklyn neighborhood for an article in the New York Times.
Individually, Monstah Black and Manchildblack illuminate the galaxy with equal magnitude. Together, as The Illustrious Blacks, they have combined their powers and metamorphosed into supernovas, blazing through the Milky Way like a comet, with their own unique brand of cosmic freak nobility.

Doors at 10pm
135a James Street Northbridge

Geisha would like to acknowledge the Traditional custodians of the land on which we stand, the Whadjuk Noogar people.

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